The Placement Assessment office and degree audit team review your transcripts and applicable prior testing to determine the best possible placement for you. This includes a review of any transcripts from other institutions, and your ACT, MCA, and SAT scores (within 5 years) prior to any placement. We may also use your high school GPA (within 10 years).
Students always have the option to schedule a placement exam for math and/or reading/writing placement to have a better assessment for how to reach your Goal I Part 1 (writing) and Goal IV (mathematic/logical reasoning) course requirements.
If interested in a placement exam option, please first verify technology and environment requirements for remote testing:
- A desktop or laptop computer. Note: Cell phones and tablets (such as Chromebooks, iPads and Surface) will not work for this test.
- A stable internet connection
- A webcam
- A quiet environment where you will not be interrupted for one to four hours
If you have the eligible technology and environmental requirements to take remote exams, and before you take the exam(s), review these preparation and sample questions and complete a review of your skills so that the results will represent your current best possible skill levels.
The web-based Accuplacer tests are not timed, but most people can finish both the math and language tests in about two hours. Approximately one hour is needed for each type exam.
To register for a test in RegisterBlast
Sign up for a test date and time that works best for you. The registration form has complete instructions on how to register.
If you are unable to attend any of the test times available, you can explore other options for taking your placement test.
You may retest a maximum of three times. This maximum includes all placement tests that have been reported to colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system.
What not to bring to your test
Personal calculators are not allowed.
We ask that you use unscented personal care products and avoid wearing any scented products to the testing space.
To request accommodations for a disability, call Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1549.
If you have any questions regarding course placement, please email email@example.com or call 651-793-1537.